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June 2017 Archives

Fact versus fiction regarding traveling with kids after divorce

As a divorced parent in California, you likely faced several challenges regarding a new parenting plan as you navigated the process of severing your marital ties in court. Whether you have one child or several, it often takes a significant amount of negotiation to iron the wrinkles in a prospective plan for the future care and upbringing of children post-divorce. As you may already know or actually experienced, if you and your children's other parent are unable to agree, the court steps in to dictate the matter for you.

What protections does a restraining order in California provide?

A restraining order is a powerful tool against domestic violence. California residents who are being abused by their spouse, partner or a close relative may need to seek a restraining order to protect themselves or their child. A restraining order can keep a person safe from their abuser. It is important, then, to understand what a restraining order can do and what it cannot do.

Can an infidelity clause be enforceable in a prenup?

Celebrity prenuptial agreements tend to make news because of the different (and odd) provisions that couples hold each other to. It is not surprising to find clauses requiring a spouse to remain at a certain weight, or prohibiting in-laws and friends from staying in the home for more than a week at a time. As prenuptial agreements evolve, more are including what referred to as "lifestyle" clauses.

Custody issues during summer vacation

With the end of the school year perhaps days away, you and your kids are probably excitedly looking forward to vacation plans. Perhaps you anticipate a trip to the beach, camping in the woods or a visit to relatives in another state.